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The Oregon Ducks added a high-upside receiver for the 2018 class in the form of 4-star Warren Thompson.
Thompson announced his decision in a video posted to YouTube:
The Florida native is the No. 19 receiver in a loaded class at the position and No. 114 overall in the country, per Scout.com.
Without question, Thompson’s best attribute is his size. He is listed at 6’4″, 185 pounds, and he uses this height to give him a distinct advantage every time he is on the field. Quarterbacks are able to throw it up to him and trust the receiver to come down with the catch more times than not.
Rather than relying on his size, he also has good leaping ability and high-points the ball, truly using his body to his advantage to become a serious threat near the red zone and on deep routes.
Although he doesn’t have elite speed, Thompson has good athleticism that he has shown off at multiple positions in his high school career. He is a game-changing player with the ball in his hands who can turn any play into a touchdown.
While there is still room for improvement when it comes to route-running and consistency, the receiver has tons of potential that could allow him to be a star at the next level.